6 Biggest Cannes Winners and Losers — From Tom Cruise’s ‘Top Gun’ Triumph to George Miller’s Disappointing Genie

The 75th annual Cannes Film Festival reminded the world just why people love going to the movies.

And movie theaters received an important endorsement from a powerful A-list ally.

“I make movies for the big screen,” Tom Cruise said on May 18, just hours before “Top Gun: Maverick” premiered to a rapturous standing ovation on its way to a 151-million box office opening.Here are the biggest winners and losers from the French Riviera.Winner: Neon.

The indie distributor has a special touch with Palme d’Or winners.

Following 2019’s “Parasite” and 2021’s “Titane,” Neon landed North American rights to this year’s big Cannes champ: Ruben Östlund’s comedy “Triangle of Sadness,” which stars Woody Harrelson as a rabid Marxist who is the captain of a cruise for the super-rich.Loser: An expensive genie.

The conventional wisdom on George Miller’s “Three Thousand Years of Longing,” starring Tilda Swinton and Idris Elba,

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